Let’s take a look at some Orioles stats and notes as we await the third and final game of the Seattle series tonight at Camden Yards.
*The Orioles were shutout for the eighth time this year last night. They were held to three hits, which tied a season-low output that they were held to in five games this year.
*Josh Bell did go 2 for 3 with a double. Bell is 8 for 21 (.381) over his last six games, raising his average from .167 to .232. That was his third Major League multi-hit game.
*After going 8-1 in their first nine games for new manager Buck Showalter, the O’s have lost four of the past six games for a record of 10-5 overall.
*The O’s offense has slowed a bit with just 10 runs scored over the last four games and they have scored three runs or less in six of the past nine games.
*Ichiro recorded his Major League leading 40th infield hit on Tuesday night. He has an 11-game hitting streak at Oriole Park during which he is 19 for 48 (.396).
*Nick Markakis hit the 200th double of his career on Monday. With one more he will reach 40 doubles for the fourth straight season, which would be the longest stretch of consecutive 40-double seasons in O’s history. He and Brian Roberts each have 40 or more each of the past three seasons.
*Kevin Millwood gave up just one run over eight innings last night and that was the O’s 12th quality start over the last 15 games. O’s starters have pitched to an ERA of 2.82 in that stretch. On the season, O’s pitchers have 56 quality starts in 120 contests.
*The Orioles trail in the season series, 3-5 vs. Seattle and are 3-2 in Baltimore vs. the M’s. The O’s are 13-14 on the year vs. AL West clubs.
*Koji Uehara has posted an ERA of 0.56 with 19 strikeouts in his last 13 appearances since July 9. He has not been scored on over his last six games, covering eight innings and has not allowed any of the 10 runners he has inherited to score.
*Seattle starting pitchers have an ERA of 1.84 in 17 games over the last two seasons vs. the Orioles.
*The Orioles have scored just five runs in their five losses vs. Seattle this season. They are batting just .235 on the year with 21 runs scored in eight games vs. Seattle.
O’s lowest batting average against, 2010:
.219 - vs. Minnesota
.228 - vs. Toronto
.235 - vs. Seattle
.235 - vs. Oakland